>> reporter: murphy is the wife of lee, an experienced sports fisherman who paid hundreds hoping to catch a few yellowtail. >> he said he was fortunate enough that when he was thrown in, he came up right by a raft, so he was very fortunate. >> reporter: the mexican navy aided by the u.s. coast guard says 35 of the 44 onboard have been accounted for so far. as for the charter company, the website says all further trips are canceled. lee cowan, nbc news, los angeles. to politics now. this was a working holiday weekend for the republican candidates for president. many of them spent this july 4th trying to solidify support in early primary and caucus states, while the man they want to beat, president obama, celebrated the holiday close to home. nbc's kristen welker is live at the white house with the latest. good evening, kristen. >> reporter: good evening, kate. the race for the white house is heating up on this fourth of july with gop candidates making their case from iowa to new hampshire.